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DASH: Four Properties of Kubernetes-Native Databases

Cloud-native application architectures help developers deliver amazing experiences to their customers around the world. They do this by taking advantage of billions in cloud provider investments, which provide nearly unlimited and on-demand resources spread across hundreds of data centers globally. Kubernetes –…

Automatic Table Statistics in CockroachDB

Last year, we rebuilt our cost-based optimizer from scratch for CockroachDB’s 2.1 release. We’ve been continuing to improve the optimizer since then, and we’ve added a number of new features for the CockroachDB 19.1 release. One of the new features is automatic collection…

How to Improve Performance using Geo-Partitioning

One of the most exciting features of distributed SQL is the ability to tie data to a specific location and CockroachDB delivers this capability via our geo-partitioning feature. If you aren’t already familiar with this yet we’ve recently published a…

Introducing CockroachDB 19.1

It’s been a little over four years since we started our mission to deliver an enterprise-ready distributed SQL database. Today, we’re excited to release CockroachDB 19.1. With this release, we enhanced distributed SQL capabilities, and expanded upon enterprise-grade features for…

Distributed SQL: An Evolution of the Database

As organizations transition to the cloud, they eventually find that the legacy relational databases that are behind some of their most critical applications simply do not take advantage of the promise of the cloud and are difficult to scale. It…

Why are my Go executable files so large?

Overview I built some tooling to extract details about the contents of a Go executable file, and a small D3 application to visualize this information interactively as zoomable tree maps. Here’s a static screenshot of how the app illustrates the size…

Why do outages still happen in 2019?

Disasters happen. (Most) outages shouldn’t. When multi-billion dollar companies like Wells Fargo, Delta, and Facebook experience outages, the reaction from users tends to be anger and surprise. Anger, because people want access to their personal checking and to leave JFK…

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